Russell Westbrook aggravated a dislocated finger during the Houston Rockets' preseason game against the Miami Heat. Westbrook ran off the court and went directly into the Rockets locker room after losing the ball in the fourth quarter. Mike D'Antoni said after the game that Westbrook would be "fine."
Alex Caruso left the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason game with a bone contusion in his pelvis. X-rays came back negative. Caruso suffered the injury after playing three minutes in the first quarter. Caruso will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Los Angeles.
The Indiana Pacers expect Victor Oladipo to "soon" be cleared for halfcourt five-on-five drills. Oladipo tore his right quadriceps tendon in January. "He'll be able to play some 5-on-5 in the half court the next couple days," Nate McMillan said. "That's good. That's a good sign. ... It's good news to be able to participate […]
Zion Williamson is expected to miss a "period of weeks to start (the) regular season", sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Williamson is battling a right knee injury. A severe injury has been ruled out for Williamson at this time. The New Orleans Pelicans are treating the injury with an abundance of caution.
Zion Williamson is listed as out with right knee soreness for the New Orleans Pelicans' final preseason game against the Knicks. Williamson did not travel with the team to New York and remained in New Orleans to undergo further testing and evaluation at Ochsner Sports Medicine.